The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has finally replied the Department of State Services (DSS), after the Government Security agency accused the Pro- Biafra group of planning to kidnap students and workers of various federal institutions in Ebonyi State, the Southeast and South South in general.
As per usual, the group’ s spokesman, Emmanuel Powerful released a statement addressing the alleged reports by claiming that the IPOB were not into any Kidnapping business.
He stated that, ” The attention of global movement and family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the fabricated statement by Fulani- controlled Department of State Services, DSS claiming that IPOB is planning to kidnap students and workers of federal institutions in South East and South- South particularly those in Ebonyi. We want to unequivocally and categorically make it clear to all Biafrans and the world at large that IPOB is not in the business of kidnapping people” .
” Biafrans and humanity are very much aware of those who kidnapped innocent people and ask for ransom. Biafrans and humanity are also aware that the Nigerian government working in collaboration with the kidnappers will negotiate with these evil terrorists and hugely reward them financially in the name of ransom payment. These terrorists will now use the money given to them by the Nigerian government to purchase more weapons. What this implies therefore is that the Nigerian government is the direct financier of these kidnapping incidents all across the contraption called Nigeria” .
” Now they want to extend their evil trade into Biafraland but before they commence their plan, they are trying to divert your attention to the wrong place. IPOB since its inception cannot be linked with any single kidnap or abduction incident whether within or outside Biafra land because that is neither our modus operandi nor part of our fundamental objectives. We are not Fulani terrorist Herdsmen that get funding from the Nigerian government and supplies from Nigeria security agencies who deliver these supplies to these murderers with Nigerian military helicopters” .
” IPOB has good plans and intentions for all Biafrans and residents in Biafraland who are honourable and exclusively for their wellbeing and protection and not the laughable narrative of planning to kidnap our students and old fathers and mothers for ransom. Our people in Ebonyi State and environs must be very careful, especially students” .